Culture and Politics in Tokugawa Japan, Part 2: The Floating World

Carson Rogers returns today to finish his two-part series on the politics and culture of the Edo/Tokugawa period. In the first installment, he looked at the political structure of that period and how it shaped Japanese society and culture. In this piece, Carson focuses on the rise of the Japanese merchant class and its effect… Continue reading Culture and Politics in Tokugawa Japan, Part 2: The Floating World

Culture and Politics in Tokugawa Japan, Part 1: Country in Chains

We’ve got a new guest post today from writer Carson Rogers. I love Japanese history but know very little about it. Luckily Carson does, and today he begins what looks like a two-part series on the politics and culture of the Edo/Tokugawa period. Today’s installment looks at the political structure of that period and how… Continue reading Culture and Politics in Tokugawa Japan, Part 1: Country in Chains